10 functional gift ideas under P1,000

Ensure that your gifts don't collect dust with these practical gift ideas!

Don't want your gifts to collect dust in a hidden corner of your friend's house? Then give the gift of functionality this Christmas! Here's a list of some of the most useful gifts that would perfectly fit into your friend's everyday life.

  1. Props
    Price: P230
    Where to buy: Qrius

Image: Qrius

Props is the perfect gift for runners who like to rock out to their favorite tunes while on the run. It's worn around the neck to keep earphones from falling off.

  1. "Fetch My Keys" Key Finder
    Price: P330
    Where to buy: Quirks Novelties & Curiosities

Image: Quirks

Got a friend who always wastes precious time trying to find his keys? This adorable key finder is for him! How it works: Whistle when you can't find your keys to set off the beeper inside the key ring. The dog's nose will also flash to guide you in finding it.


  1. Camera strap
    Price: P382 – P475
    Where to buy: Punchdrunk Panda

Shutterbug Design by Manix Abrera (Photo from Punhdrunk Panda)

Dress up your shutterbug friend's camera with these limited edition camera straps designed by Filipino artists from Punchdrunk Panda.

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  1. Mouse pad
    Price: P450
    Where to buy: Quirks Novelties & Curiosities

Image: Quirks

Spruce up your friend's dull office space with these lively mouse pads from David & Goliath.

  1. Headphones Splitter
    Price: P495
    Where to buy: Quirks Novelties & Curiosities

Image: Quirks

Give your music-loving couple friends a “Begin Again” moment with these handy headphone splitters.

  1. Cool Feet
    Price: P580
    Where to buy: Qrius

Image: Qrius

This detachable accessory is the most convenient cooling solution for any laptop. No need to carry around those bulky USB-powered cooling pads.


  1. Mili Smart Dual Car Charger 
    Price: P850
    Where to buy: Digital Walker, Beyond The Box

Image: Mili Philippines

Let your gadget-lover friend know how much you care about him with the Mili Smart Dual Car Charger – the ideal companion for techies with power-hungry devices.


  1. MiniDock
    Price: P890
    Where to buy: Qrius

Image: Qrius

The MiniDock is the perfect charger for your neat freak buddy. Charge Apple devices without the messy cords with this space-saving charger.

  1. Coloud The Pop Earphones
    Price: P895
    Where to buy: Beyond The Box, Digital Walker, Digital Hub

Add a pop of color to your audiophile friend's life with the highly durable Coloud The Pop earphones. These ergonomically designed earphones are made to withstand the pressures of everyday listening without compromising on the sound quality.

  1. Ballistic Case – Jewel Series
    Price: P990
    Where to buy: Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, Digital Hub, iStore, iStudio, Mobile 1

Image: Ballistic

Got a friend who's on the clumsier side? Ensure that his smartphone is protected from accidental drops with the Ballistic Jewel case. This fashionable, lightweight, and durable case can withstand up to 6 feet of high drop impact. 

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